News Archive, Month: December 2017

Hockey player and Sports Performance student Tim Nurse is receiving a King Sporting Scholarship for 2017-18

Sporting scholar Tim Nurse ready to take next steps towards Olympic ambition with GB Hockey in 2018

28 December 2017

Having gained his first Great Britain international hockey experience and won a major award during 2017, University of Bath student Tim Nurse is ready to continue both his sporting and academic education in the new year. The highly-rated 18-year-old will fly out to Portugal on January 2 for a four-day warm-weather training camp in Lisbon with the GB Men’s Elite Development Programme, a new scheme aimed at developing medal-winning Olympians of the future. It is...

World wins, family fun and a royal return made 2017 memorable at Sports University of the Year

26 December 2017

It was a year that saw the University of Bath named as the country’s top sports university, welcome royalty and thousands of families to the Sports Training Village and celebrate plenty more success on the national and international stage. Now, with a memorable 2017 coming to a close and the dawn of an exciting Olympic and Commonwealth year upon us, it is time to reflect on another outstanding 12 months at one of the country’s...

World Cup debut boosts Winter Olympic hopes but Madelaine Smith is just “enjoying every minute” of skeleton progress

22 December 2017

As a personal trainer in the Team Bath Gym, Madelaine Smith is no stranger to helping people achieve their goals. Now she could fulfill a major sporting ambition of her own in the new year after putting herself in the mix for Team GB selection for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Smith is a rising star of the hugely-successful British Skeleton programme, based at the University of Bath, and has made rapid progress since...

Students identified as having Olympic potential as Pentathlon GB name performance athletes for 2018

20 December 2017

University of Bath students Charlie Follett, Bradley Sutton (pictured) and Jess Varley have all been added to Pentathlon GB’s World Class Performance Programme (WCPP) for 2018. The trio – who study Psychology, Sports Performance and Natural Sciences respectively – are among ten athletes on the Podium Potential programme who have been identified as having the potential to win medals at major international events. Joanna Muir, Georgina Summers, Francesca Summers, Sam Curry and Tom Toolis are...

Team Bath Arena hosts successful Table Tennis England Grand Prix event

19 December 2017

More than 200 players from across the country were in action when the University of Bath Sports Training Village hosted the fourth Table Tennis England Grand Prix event of 2017-18. A busy weekend in the Team Bath Arena saw Sam Mabey beat Matt Leete 11-6 11-8 11-18 in the men’s singles final, while Hannah Hicks (pictured) retained her women’s singles title with a 11-6 11-8 11-7 victory over Patricia Ianau. Leete overcame his disappointment in...

National champions and international athletes among exciting new cohort of University of Bath sporting scholars

18 December 2017

Sixteen student-athletes who have already made their mark on the national and international stage are the latest intake of scholars to receive support on both their sporting and academic journeys from the University of Bath. This year’s cohort includes an England Rugby Sevens player, an international heptathlete from the United States, three Team Bath Netball stars, a British swimming champion and emerging talents in hockey, modern pentathlon, rowing, tennis and windsurfing. The talented group, who...

Golden double for Anna Hopkin as University of Bath-based swimmers impress at Swim England National Winter Champs

18 December 2017

Student Anna Hopkin claimed two national titles as University of Bath-based swimmers won 11 medals at the Swim England National Winter Championships in Sheffield. MJ Church ambassador Hopkin, who is also supported by a Thompson Education Trust sporting scholarship, was the first English swimmer home in both the 50m and 100m freestyle, clocking rapid times of 25.33 and 54.76 – a personal best – respectively. Hopkin, who represented GB at the World University Games this...

Team Bath Buccaneers top the table after perfect start to Jaffa Super 6s indoor season

17 December 2017

The Team Bath Buccaneers men's 1st team are top of the tree this Christmas after a flawless first weekend of the Jaffa Super 6s indoor tournament, coming home from Bromsgrove with four wins fron four games. After successfully retaining their place in the top tier of English indoor hockey for the first time last season, Buccs got the new campaign off to a flying start as they beat Loughborough 5-2 thanks to some lethal finishing...

University of Bath graduate Fran Wilson helped England win the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup at Lord’s.

Alumna Fran Wilson and England cricket colleagues win BBC Sports Personality Team of the Year award

17 December 2017

University of Bath graduate Fran Wilson was part of the England women’s cricket team that was named as Team of the Year at the 2017 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards. Wilson, who studied Sports Performance, helped England to victory in the Women’s World Cup Final during the summer. A multi-talented sportswoman, Wilson also captained the women’s football 1st XI during her time at the University of Bath and was voted as Sports Personality of...

Sports Performance student Levi Davis signs Bath Rugby Academy contract

15 December 2017

Levi Davis has become the latest University of Bath student to sign an Academy contract with Bath Rugby. The England U19 winger, who is studying Sports Performance, scored on his senior debut for the Blue, Black and White against London Irish last month and has been a regular in the Premiership club’s United XV this season. He has also impressed for the Team Bath men’s 1st XV in BUCS Super Rugby in recent weeks, scoring...

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